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    May 05, 2015

    Economists: H-1B visas suppress wages

    A new study finds that adding H-1B workers affects wages negatively, profits positively, and patents not at all.

    March 23, 2007

    A Question of Balance

    "I produce 10 data points that completely undermine what everybody thinks they know about the archaeological record here. It was really important and really interesting, and almost nobody believed me." -Joan Brenner Coltrain

    January 28, 2011

    Experimental Error: Lies, Damned Lies, and Seminars

    For all the naïve and gullible graduate students out there, here is a handy guide to what those speakers are really saying.

    May 05, 2006

    A Novel Look at Postdocs

    "Nowadays," she continued, "people have much more freedom in their personal lives and professional choices than they did when they were sold to an apprenticeship in the old days, and yet, at the same time, they're buying into this almost feudal system in which once you dedicate a certain number of years, you are bound by the amount of time you've spent." --Allegra Goodman

    July 26, 2002

    Where Scientists Are Needed

    "Until now, only rare exceptions gave scientists a chance to enter the schoolteacher career path."

    May 04, 2001

    Careers in Medical Writing: Regulatory Writing-- What's That Then?

    November 19, 2004

    The Unspoken Things of Science

    Don't be afraid to be your own advocate; aim your sales pitch at the right people and win their confidence.

    June 28, 2002

    Forensic Science: A Dutch and European Perspective

    "Forensic science is a vibrant field of science in which emerging new techniques are swiftly applied."

    February 12, 2015

    Elitism in the academy

    A new study quantifies the challenge of moving up the ladder of institutional prestige.

    October 23, 2009

    Getting--and Not Getting--Tenure

    Science Careers describes how to get tenure--and what some people do when they don't.

    October 29, 1999

    Study Casts Doubt on Union Skeptics

    June 21, 2002

    A Guide to Surveys by, for, and of Postdocs

    July 07, 2000

    DIY for Contract Researchers. Resources: Where Now?

    May 07, 1999

    Site Review: Funders Online

    January 04, 2002

    Surveying Postdocs: A Tale from the Trenches

    March 14, 2013

    A Tragic Tale of Two Postdocs

    Pressure on scientists to produce impressive results that will bring in grants or renewals has never been greater.

    San Francisco VA
    May 10, 2013

    Suit Brought for Wrongful Death of Lab Worker

    The family of Richard Din is suing San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center for failing to adequately enforce infectious-agent safety protocols.

    February 17, 2014

    Using Online Resources to Make Your Work More Visible

    Online tools can help researchers disseminate their work more quickly and more broadly.

    April 29, 2014

    What's in a Name?

    A new study reveals that professors respond less readily to research inquiries that appear to come from minorities.

    September 29, 2014

    Adjuncts and age discrimination

    Is age discrimination keeping adjunct faculty members from obtaining more stable faculty employment?

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